Class 8- Year 3

Welcome to Class 8!

Class teacher: Mr Hewitt

Teaching Assistant: Miss Robinson

The children have had an amazing first term in Year 3, developing on their incredible start. Mr Hewitt, Miss Robinson and Mrs Coates have been impressed with their lovely manners and excellent attitudes to learning! They have shown that they are capable of facing challenging work head on.

Our current topic in Geography is ‘four figure grid referencing’ which allows the children to confidently read maps using references to the grid. The children have already shown that they have a great understanding of maps, symbols and key vocabulary from Year 2 and they will expand on this knowledge during our topic. In History, we are learning all about the Roman empire and the impact it had on Britain. The children are enthused by History and love learning about the past.

In English, our first key text will be “The Boy Who Grew Dragons.” The children will have the opportunity to showcase their writing skills learnt so far in Year 3 to write instructions explaining how to catch a dragon. This also links to our STEM project where the children will design a trap to catch the dragon. Another key text is “What did the Romans do for us?” and this links to our topic theme where the children will have already built-up knowledge of the Romans. The children in Year 3 are amazing readers and this will develop as we work on fluency and reading skills across the year.

This term in maths, we are working hard to understand unit and non-unit fractions as well as money. We will be developing our knowledge of length and perimeter and applying this to a variety of reasoning and problem-solving questions. As part of our learning on statistics, Year 3 will be working on interpreting and representing data using pictograms. We will also deepen our understanding of time.

In Science, we will begin the term by exploring at rocks and soils before moving on to learn about light and shadows.

In PE, we will be focusing on communication and tactics with Luke and Olly as well as attending weekly gymnastics lessons. We will also begin our swimming lessons later on in the term.

Year 3’s weekly RE sessions will focus on The Trinity and what it means to follow God. This will be followed by Easter and what this means to Christians. Children will also take part in weekly worships, this may be in class, key stage or as a whole school.

We are very excited that Mrs Bradley will be teaching ukulele lessons to Year 3 every Thursday.

In French lessons, we will be looking at ice cream flavours as well as historical Britain, the children love taking part and learning new things in French.

Our class homework will be sent out each Friday on eSchools website.

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

What’s been happening in Class 8?

It’s been a very busy Spring term in Class 8!

Our learning journey in Year 3 begins!